Finding the right doctor to fit your specific needs can be a long and grueling process. Your choice of doctor is an important decision, and can make an impact on the length of necessary recovery time, as well as your personal satisfaction with the procedure. Luckily there are a few key things to ask and look for that will greatly help you in your search for the right doctor.
First, you are going to want to make sure your doctor is board-certified. Unfortunately, a physician does not have to be specialized to perform the procedures they offer, so this certification can ensure you that your doctor is completely trained and educated in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Next, you’re going to want to get down to details and find out your doctor’s subspecialty, or area of expertise, within the broad field of cosmetic surgery. A doctor who specializes in breast augmentation can have a very different skill set than one who specializes in Rhinoplasty procedures, so asking these questions early on is vital to your level of satisfaction with your results. It can also be helpful to compare doctors’ before and after results on various types of procedures to decide for yourself which one is right for you.
The Savin Center’s own Dr. Lisa Donofrio is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in injectable treatments such as Botox® and Restylane®, as well as liposuction procedures. Dr. Donofrio lectures on fillers, fat transfer, and more at the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and is the assistant editor for The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery.
Call 203-865-6143 to schedule your consultation and see how Dr. Donofrio can help you!